Allow Essential Maintenance of Golf Courses During Lockdown Period

MBIE have determined that golf course turf maintenance is not an essential service during the Covid-19 lockdown period. If critical parts of any golf course (namely putting greens) do not receive basic maintenance over the shutdown period, the task of restoring the greens to required standards/conditions may not be achievable or affordable for many golf clubs. The long term financial impacts for these clubs, and consequently for the many NZ’ers who enjoy the game, will be far reaching.  

Please show your support for NZ Golf in their efforts to obtain an exemption that permits one employee from carrying out essential maintenance of golf facilities by themselves throughout the remainder of the lockdown period.  

Jenny Soper - Committee, St Clair Golf Course Dunedin    Contact the author of the petition